A new way of giving people more influence over their future care and treatment in emergency situations launched in Norfolk and Waveney in March this year. Now the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership (N&WHCP) is asking local people to help them design a campaign to encourage everyone to start having conversations about their future care preferences.
ReSPECT – which stands for Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment – ReSPECT can record preferences and recommendations for emergency situations, whatever stage of life the patient is at. It is designed to allow patients greater influence on what happens to them in their own individual situation and ensures their wishes are carried out appropriately.
Holidaymakers looking forward to enjoying a summer break in Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to make the most of pharmacists and the NHS 111 service should they become unwell while they are away.
NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to go to the right place if they need help with their health on holiday.
Face coverings must now be worn in all NHS healthcare settings in line with Government advice, including GP practices.
Under new rules announced by the Government face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, shopping centres, train stations and other indoor locations. They should also be worn in NHS settings, including hospitals and GP surgeries.